Articles by William Kenny

Police search for clues in two Frankford murder cases

A particularly violent extended weekend in Philadelphia included a pair of fatal shootings in Frankford, both of which remained unsolved as of Tuesday afternoon, according to police.


Suspects sought in unrelated bank robberies

The FBI and Philadelphia police are trying to identify two bank robbers involved in unrelated heists in the Northeast last week.


NE man to stand trial for girlfriend’s murder

A Frankford man has been ordered to stand trial for murder after stabbing his girlfriend to death and burying her corpse in a shallow grave behind their apartment building.


Woman attacked with blade at El station

An unknown SEPTA patron with a box cutter attacked and sliced a woman on a platform at the Arrott Transportation Center in Frankford on June 17.


Siffel steps down in E. Torresdale

Anyone who’s attended a meeting of the East Torresdale Civic Association during the last three decades knows Connie Siffel. And Connie probably knows them.


Fox Chase residents approve car lot, senior home expansion

The Fox Chase Homeowners Association has agreed to allow the owner of a neighborhood auto mechanic to continue to sell used cars on a lot near his repair shop.


Man sought after Mayfair 7-Eleven heist

An unidentified gunman robbed a convenience store in Mayfair on June 9. The heist occurred at 7-Eleven, 3301 Tyson Ave., shortly before 1 a.m


Former police officer sentenced in fatal DUI

A former Philadelphia police sergeant was sentenced to two to seven years in prison after pleading no contest on Monday to charges related to a drunken-driving crash that claimed the life of another motorist in Holmesburg in 2013.


Holmesburg actor loses leg in Center City hit and run

Michael Toner — a well-known regional actor specializing in classic Irish and Shakespearean theater — tried to cross Market near 11th Street in a rainstorm when a passing vehicle struck him, ran him over and left him there.


One dead, one critical in house fire

Fatal blaze occurred three days after Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer addressed fire safety at Somerton Civic Association meeting.